Burnout is a telltale malady of our times.
It’s a state of physical, emotional, and spiritual depletion. It manifests in depression-like symptoms such as lost motivation, decreased productivity, and feelings of cynicism and hopelessness. It shows up in physical symptoms of extreme stress, including digestive shut-down, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, and a compromised immune system.
And rekindling your inner fire is not as easy as rubbing two sticks together.
Sometimes our days get so crazy we forget to take a minute to breathe! But we must--it’s the only way to decompress before getting too carried away. Fortunately, there are many ways both physically and spiritually that we can do this.
All of these methods for calming down can be done in under a minute.
When you have dips in energy throughout the day or feel sleep deprived, do you reach for caffeine or sugar? These “quick fixes” for energy will only leave you feeling more depleted later. Over time, if you’re always self-medicating with some form of unnatural energy, this pattern can lead to a constant feeling of fatigue. If you’re riding the energy roller coaster, try one of these 5 tips next time you feel a slump:
When the weather starts to warm up, we inevitably feel it in our bones as well—our own personal thaw has begun and winter’s hibernation starts winding down and we start to feel more alive. But those indoor habits can be hard to break. How best to take advantage of the emergent nature that comes with spring instead of spending the day in front of the television?
Throughout human history, we lived most closely to the land. It’s only in the recent centuries that we’ve barricaded ourselves in high rises and giant track homes doing our best to keep nature out as if it wasn’t an inherent part of who we really are.